2020-2021 Catalog

Certificates and Technical Programs

Certificates and Associate of Applied Science degrees, generally in technical areas, are programs of study designed for those students who wish to prepare for employment in business and industry. These programs offer students the opportunity to develop necessary skills in the shortest amount of time. Students finishing these programs move immediately into the job market or continue on with their education at four-year institutions or trade schools. Although these are not meant to be transfer programs, students may sometimes transfer to specialized programs or trade schools.

Associate of Applied Science

Automotive Technology

Business Information Systems

Business Information Systems, Application Software Specialist

Business Information Systems, Digital Media

Business Information Systems, Medical Administrative Assistant

Business Management

Diesel and Heavy Equipment Technology

Diesel and Medium/Heavy Truck Technology

Electrical & Instrumentation Technology

Emergency Medical Services

Industrial Maintenance

Mining Maintenance Technology

Natural Gas Compression Technology

Oil & Gas Production Technology

Plant Operations

Welding Technology, Fabrication

Welding Technology, Industrial Plant

Welding Technology, Mine Maintenance


Certificates are typically short, concentrated programs of study, within a particular field, ranging from 15 credits to 46. Many are designed to develop the core job skills for a particular business or industry in one year or less of full-time enrollment. Although these are not intended to be transfer programs, some students transfer to specialized schools or programs.


Administrative Assistant

Application Software Specialist

Automotive Technology

Creative Writing

Diesel Technology

Diesel Technology, Mining Industry

Digital Design Technologies

Electrical Apprenticeship

Electrical/Instrumentation/Control Technology

Electrical Mine Maintenance

Emergency Medical Services

English as a Second Language

Fitness Leadership

Geographical Information Systems

Industrial Maintenance Technology Mechanics, Hydraulics Option

Industrial Maintenance Technology Mechanics, Welding Option

Maintenance Mechanic for Industry

Medical Administrative Assistant

Mining Maintenance Technology

Natural Gas Compression Technology

Oil & Gas Production Operator

Plant Operations

Power Plant Maintenance Mechanics

Practical Nursing

Social Media

Surface Maintenance Mechanics

Supervision & Leadership

Underground Maintenance Mechanics

Web Site Development

Welding Technology, Fabrication Shop Option

Welding Technology, Industrial Plant Option

Welding Technology, Mine Maintenance Option